Saturday, January 20, 2018

Slaughter – Beyond the Stage

While serving as a strong opener on the Poison Power to the People tour, Slaughter is currently in a state of transition, according to vocalist Mark Slaughter. He says that he...

James LaBrie Interview

Dream Theater vocalist James LaBrie has always anticipated doing a solo album, but it was not until Magna Carta Records approached him that that dream became a reality.  Ironically, it was...
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Keith Nelson of Buckcherry

After a scorching self-titled release on Dreamworks Records, hard rock's new torchbearers have returned, mixing their varied influences into an energetic, sexy, and adrenalized sophomore release entitled Time Bomb. And while...

Lost Horizon – Martin Furangen Interview

Lost Horizon may call Sweden home, but with their latest release Awakening the World (KOCH) the band has invaded the United States. Martin Furangen spoke to us not long after their...

Kevin Steele of Roxx Gang

Based in Tampa, Florida, Kevin Steele says that when the band took the typical route when trying to get a record deal back in the late eighties, and after releasing demo...

Jeff Plate from TSO Talks 2017 Tour and Paul O’Neill

Drummer Jeff Plate of Trans-Siberian Orchestra and Savatage took the time recently to provide The Pure Rock Shop with an in-depth interview regarding TSO’s Ghosts of Christmas Eve 2017 tour which you can...
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Martie Peters of PUSH Interview

While bands around the world were joining the alternative bandwagon, a band called PUSH emerged from their native Copenhagen, Denmark with hard rock influences and the ambition to add some flash...
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Mark ‘Gus’ Scott of Trixter Releases Solo Christmas Album

Trixter drummer Mark 'Gus' Scott catches up with The Pure Rock Shop on 91.7 FM WNJR in Washington, PA  to discuss his involvement with the Hope 4 Kids International Charity, his...
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Tony Montana Formerly of Great White Interview

Tony Montana had played bass for Great White through the height of their success, but was fired for as he puts it, "being a bit apathetic about the direction the music...

The Return of The Pure Rock Shop!!!

The Pure Rock Shop returns bigger, brighter and bolder than ever!  We will bring you CD reviews of the greatest hard rock and heavy metal bands on the planet!  In addition,...
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TPRS Classic Interview: Alex Skolnick of Testament

It may have taken Alex Skolnick a few years to find a way to relate to his school classmates, but he says that the hottest band in the world offered up...

Brent Muscat of Faster Pussycat Interview

While Faster Pussycat guitarist Brent Muscat says that he wasn’t involved with the band’s latest offering, a remix album vocalist Taime Downe had produced for Cleopatra Records, he says that the...